The Be Live Experience Playa la Arena nails family breaks. It’s within arm’s reach of a sandy sweep, and lines up enough sports and activities to keep things fresh every day.
This place is a hop, skip and a jump from a black-sand beach, and it only takes a couple of minutes to stroll to the waterfront. That also means top-drawer views of neighbouring La Gomera from all over the hotel.
Inside, it’s the lobby that’s the real attention-grabber. Vine-tasselled balconies and grand columns stretch out either side of a wooden seating deck, which is designed to look like the bow of an old ship.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. Lunch in the pool bar with light menu option. Snacks 10:00-17:30 with tapas, sandwiches and ice-cream.
Wine, sangria, beer, soft drinks and water with meals. Select local alcoholic drinks, cocktails and soft drinks - time restrictions apply.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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The buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are Mexican, Canarian, Oriental, Italian and Indian themed nights throughout the week, plus show cooking stations at lunch and dinner. Vegetarian options are always available and any dietary requirements can be catered for. Just so you know, there's a dress code of full-length trousers or knee-length shorts, plus T-shirts with sleeves or shirts for men at all evening meals. High chairs are available for small children.
3 outdoor pools
Generous in size, the pools here are surrounded by glossy palms and lined with sunbeds. One of these is a plunge pool at the bottom of the waterslides.
Activities held every day, such as archery and rifle shooting. There are many exciting prizes to win. Suitable for 4-12 years, if under 6 years-old, kids must be accompanied by an adult.
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Superior Family Room with Balcony
Twin Room with Balcony
These twin rooms include a balcony, Wi-Fi*, satellite TV, a safe* and a hairdryer. Air-conditioning is centrally controlled.
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Great hotel, amazing views
Very big hotel, plenty of food and choice, rooms cleaned daily, plenty of sun beds, weather hot but cloudy when we stayed, alot of french and various nationalities, quiet location and while there are shops and beach close by its very hilly to walk to the right hand side at the back of the hotel. Go to Costa Adeje, great market.More
Lovely relaxing week
Lovely relaxing week in the sun. Just got back from an enjoyable week with my husband and son. We just wanted a quiet relaxing holiday and that’s exactly what you got. You could be alotmore active than us if you wanted to, with trips and activities at the hotel. The food was delicious quite a bit of choice for each meal. Staff were very friendly and helpful and cleanliness was to a very high standardMore
Clean in areas ,staff friendly . Do not listen to bad reviews don't which hotel they went to. Fo0d of good standard and varied.pool was a bit cold but if you take the plunge you get used to it. We have been allinclusive for 15+ years would rate this our number 2 . Will be backMore
lovely hotel but needs some tlc. good location, basic food and drink not everything that is advertised in brochure is available as parts of the hotel have been closed and new bar where you have to pay even when all inclusive??More
Tenerife is great if you want summer sun - we went at the end of October, beginning of November 2017 and had 30 degrees every day. So, the good points first - we had lovely weather. And that's it. Everything else was simply appalling. In more detail: Area There is one small beach which is extremely over-crowded, and a couple of dingy restaurants/shops but nothing that you want to go to, especially after dark. Pool There are two pools, one for children/families with some entertainment, and one for the "adult club" and for people who like it a bit more quiet. The slide (which was the reason why we went and looks amazing on the photo) is a joke. It's small and slow, and mainly used by children in inflatable armbands. Fine if you are a family with young kids but we went with two teenagers (13 and 16) who were simply too big and old for it. Entertainment There is a kids club and a teenage club but as has been pointed out previously, this is occupied by French speakers so our teenagers (13 and 16) didn't feel any need to join them. There is some wifi in the lobby but not in the rooms or anywhere else in the resort, unless you pay extra, and given the horrendous price we paid for this holiday I would have liked to see this included. There is a minigolf area which looks like it's about 20 years old, archery for adults and a boules games which has also seen better days. In the basement, there are three snooker/pool tables which work fine and were probably the best thing about the place. There are also a couple of other arcade games which are curiously sticky and old, it feels very much like going back in time (or to the Isle of Wight, which is practically the same thing). In the evening there are some live piano players or singers in the bar area which was pleasant enough for a general sort of taste. Food This is where it becomes unpleasant. The food was either undercooked or over cooked and - without fail - cold. Pasta was cooked to be mushy, the desserts tasted artificial and definitely not homemade, there were flies everywhere. The service in the restaurant was appalling most of the time, especially at breakfasts where staff spent more time standing around chatting than actually clearing tables. What is worse, every single day we had to ask for cutlery or glasses to be replaced as they had old bits of food, lipstick or other things stuck on them. Tables were generally sticky or dirty. We complained to the tourist representatives about this and were told that they could book us a table at the a la carte restaurant by way of an apology - only to find out that the booking of the table was the apology, the actual meal we would have had to pay for which is almost a con in itself. Rooms These were clean and the cleaners were friendly and efficient, so that was a plus. Our shower didn't work properly however, and the toilet was permanently dripping or leaking which never got fixed despite it being mentioned to reception a couple of times. Overall I would say it was a thoroughly disappointing experience, especially given the fact how much money it cost us. If you can stretch to it I would recommend spending slightly more and staying at the absolutely amazing Melia Jardines del Teide instead.More
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